I am a big lover of all things food and all things chicken. I recently went to San Diego and tried out the food at the Union Kitchen & Tap.
It was our first day in the city and after getting our heads around the one way system (or not, we may or may not have gone the wrong way down a one way more than once) we took a walk through the GasLamp Quarter and found this place, Union Kitchen & Tap, http://www.gaslampunion.com/.
There was indoor and outdoor seating, which was a plus as America’s obsession with aircon is ridic, so we opted to sit outside in one of the booths. The staff were really friendly and we were seen to straight away. We ordered 2 Coors Light’s, Union dry rubbed spicy buffalo chicken wings with celery & house ranch dressing and pitta with 3 types of houmous.
The place was lively with people chatting and watching the San Diego Padres on the numerous TV’s dotted around the bar and outside area. May have even got a little chatted up by the silver foxes on the table behind…
The restaurant was also very close to the stadium and a great spot to people watch, one of my fav pastimes!
Our food came up in good time and we delved in. The wings were AMAZING, big chunks of chicken fell off the bone, they were juicy but not sloppy, spicy but not overpowering, and the ranch dressing just topped it all off. The houmous and pittas were equally tasty (not wings though!).
I can say that this is where my love of chicken wings began. I have since attempted to find wings as good as these in England, but my search continues! We just don’t quite have it right, also where’s the ranch dressing, come on up your game, it’s time!
What Union says about itself:
“Seamlessly melding refined and rustic, vintage and contemporary. Stylish without being sleek, Union Kitchen & Tap is warm and inviting, comfortable and lively. Union Kitchen & Tap boasts impressive surroundings of reclaimed wood and modern furnishings bringing their Americana concept to life, along with garage-style doors that open up to a generous patio, connecting Union’s bustling indoor vibe with refreshing outdoor spaces. Live entertainment and weekend DJs always set the stage for a great night out.”
My Rating for a Lunch Venue: 8/10
My Wing Rating: 10/10